Example 7

Negative was not addressed on a technical basis.

REASON FOR NEGATIVE AND COMMITTEE ACTION

Mr. Doe voted negative for the following reason:

We have already responded (negatively) to this issue.

SUBCOMMITTEE ACTION

At their meeting on 11/9/97, X99 voted 13-0-8 to rule Mr. Doe’s negative not persuasive for the following reason:

The Task Group also obtained similar negative from ballot on X5555. The Task Group reviewed the negative, and agreed that other test configurations could give similar results. The Task Group suggested that a note be added to current document allowing for the use of alternative test setups.

The addition of a Note was checked with ASTM editorial staff. Both the ASTM staff and X99 Staff Manager felt changes were too technical to be contained in a Note. A new project should be taken out for revision of this document, incorporating other potential equipment configurations.

MAIN COMMIITTEE ACTION

At their meeting on 11/9/97 the main committee voted 31-0-6 to uphold the decision of the subcommittee.